Install some Gran Turismo 5 DLC now or lose it forever on April 30

You won’t be able to reinstall some content after Gran Turismo 5 terminates its online services.

As Sony has previously announced, Gran Turismo 5 online services will be terminated on May 30, ending access to the Online Lobby, Seasonal Events, Museum, News, Community, Remote Race, Log in Bonus and Online Dealership features.

Sony has also announced that all DLC for Gran Turismo 5 will be removed from the PlayStation store earlier, on April 30.

If you purchase a Racing Car Pack, Course Pack and other DLC items, you’ll be able to download and install them again if you acquire the free “Family Upgrade” item and follow the instructions outlined on Gran Turismo’s website.

However, after April 30, you will not be able to download and install the Paint Pack and Racing Gear Pack if you lose or delete Gran Turismo 5’s save data.

In addition, Gran Turismo TV, which gives players access to racing related video content, will no longer be available through Gran Turismo 5 starting March 14.

“We would like to thank everyone for their passion in supporting Gran Turismo 5’s online services, and we look forward to providing even better online services for Gran Turismo 6,” Sony said.

Gran Turismo 6 was released on PlayStation 3 in December 2013. GameSpot’s review found it to be a fantastic simulation, but not the greatest game.

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tightwad34
tightwad34

You want me to install some DLC for a racing game or lose it? LOL. I would rather watch paint dry.

Bluemeanie77
Bluemeanie77

this is why I like get the hard copies of games and now get the GOTY editions...I like having ALL my content in one place!! 

LowTechGeek
LowTechGeek

I love it as well when I buy a slightly older game new from the store and the publisher has already taken down the servers. Worse when I have to wait for the 60 second time out to tell me that. I'm looking at you EA.

kidkadaj
kidkadaj

Wow, GT5 is only 3 and a half years old. WTF? Very discouraging.

the_real_luigi
the_real_luigi

And this is why I knew that Digital Download Content was a terrible idea, other than taking up tons of space on your hard drives or memory cards.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

Praise be to the all mighty nothing can ever go wrong or rip you off, all digital future! *obvious sarcasm*

blackothh
blackothh

and welcome to the wonders of server based games and dlc!

jack_howitzer
jack_howitzer

this is what will happen to all dlc in the end,such a evil practice....alll psn only games,xbox live arcade games....also one of the main reasons im sticking with ps3 and 360.....im not going through this type of bs ever again.

Hurvl
Hurvl

“We would like to thank everyone for their passion in supporting Gran Turismo 5’s online services, and we look forward to providing even better online services for Gran Turismo 6” This is quite a common practice, but I've never seen any company spell it out as clearly as Sony before. You're not able to use the online services for your game, just because the sequel is soon to be released. 

Well, we can't have people still enjoying a game, years after its release. They need to move on, they need to buy the new game. Sony is helping us decrease our backlogs by shutting down the online services for the old and dated game. Isn't that nice?

torbonator
torbonator

Basically, we want you to buy GT6 now so we'll get rid of all the features of GT5 so you have to get GT6. All this online stuff is really going to impact game legacy I still play final fantasy 7, that was released 20 years ago. All the big games now will have lost their servers by then and will be unplayable.

user_pt
user_pt

And this is why I don't buy games solely for their online functionalities. If it comes as an extra, fine. But the main purpose of me getting a new game won't ever be it's online mode.

Martyr77
Martyr77

I just don't get how people can support digital when this type of stuff will become more and more common. Why buy a game you can't play forever? You also can't sell it or loan to friends. Seems like a bad choice to me. What are the advantages? 

firehawk998
firehawk998

The glorious future of gaming . This one of the reasons why I dont want the entire industry going all DD. Plus there could have been other problems like due to some contract or legal dispute the game could have been taken away from the market.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

So, here is your digital future! go shove it up your abyss.

EcksTheory
EcksTheory

yet another outstanding example of why digital will never be fully embraced. if we cant rely on unlimited to access to things we purchase, its little more than a timed rental. 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

If you care about both single and multi player modes, now you have a half of game, and if you're more of a social gamer who bought this game for the online features, you now have diddly squat. Keep supporting the always online digital future, guys, this is what we're gonna get!

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

This is the kind of things that keeps digital market way behind physical one.

derceto
derceto

Ironically, this type of thing, is exactly what I was arguing last spring after the initial X1 reveal.   When the things you buy are in the hands of others......   This just reassures me in my refusal to ever buy "dlc".   Meanwhile, the line between complete and partial-dlc injected games, is being blurred each year as best as they can get away with.   It's getting harder and harder to invest any money into this hobby as time goes on.   Things like this don't paint a very bright future for it either.   More to come I'm sure.....

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

Im just going to stop you right there. Most multiplats start off cheaper on pc, and steam sales save avid gamers hundreds of dollars a year. A gamer who builds his own pc can upgrade every year with the money he saves and still come out on top over consoles. This is coming from a console gamer by the way. Anyone who stands behind the "pc gaming is so expensive" argument is grasping at straws.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

This is why i was never a fan of the concept of digital content. When the creator takes it down, you cant get it again. So you have a harddrive crash? Money lost. At least with physical copy, you can reacquire through ebay or similar means. Let instances like these be a firm reminder to anyone who believes the future is DD only that you are wrong.

PenguinMasterI
PenguinMasterI

Doesn't anybody see the irony of defending PC in the comments of an article about downloadable content being removed?

Archangel2222
Archangel2222

Hence why I dont like digital only games and DLC packs. You pay for one thing but if you lose your data its gone. Great great way to look forward to the future. I really hope in 10 years time the next gen consoles dont go this way. I still hate DLC and miss the old days in which they were just cheats :(

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

They really should have made GT6 for PS4

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

I just want a Gran Turismo game for PS4.  I got a free copy of Need for Speed at it is absolute S**T.

teller76567
teller76567

Well this is what is going to be happening more often it's sad see is once the servers go away for it it will be gone forever. The DLC won't be accessible if the content is removed and want to get it back after awhile. It will start to happen to more and more games as the time rolls by...... 

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

That's why I hate console racing games, every time a new Gran Turismo or Forza releases all the money you may have spent on DLC doesn't carry over from game to game and you start the whole expensive process over and over again.

roman4545
roman4545

@LowTechGeek And EA is looking right back at you... and will probably say... like I give a damn about your problem or complaining...

LowTechGeek
LowTechGeek

@Martyr77  

The advantage is higher profits for the developer/publisher. There are no advantages for the consumer.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Martyr77I only buy singleplayer focused PC games and at a huge discount. They often have lots of mods as well, so that I can get some new content years after official support has ended. I don't care about any online functions.

rheaburton
rheaburton

The game is not even that old only one other game superseeds it. Poly you take 6 years to release a game yet take it away in under 6.

Also to steam users who praise gabe all the time saying he wouldn't disable servers etc, read the t&c and the license agreement its states its a timed license (But fails to tell me how long that 'time' is). Digital is great whoop di do.

suprsolider
suprsolider

@derceto  

Totally Agree. I argued the same with tons of people when Xbox One tried that drm bullcrap last year. Everyone including the gamestops trying to get me to preorder a Xbone kept calling me a liar and all that crap.

This proves it. 

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

@JustPlainLucas  Supporting your last sentiment:  I just bought an older Windows 7, Core 2 Duo machine from an IT guy I know for $120. I slapped an Antec 650 watt psu and a Twin Frozr 570 into it -- both were Craigslist specials for a combined $95 -- and now my son has a $215 Steam Machine.


It runs whatever is relevant on medium/high settings, smooth as silk, and the games still look better than console by a long shot.  All the other advantages go without saying.




EcksTheory
EcksTheory

@PenguinMasterI no. When steam removes games they are still kept on the servers so that those who already bought them can still access them.


That being said, if the company when broke youd no doubt lose everything. So yes, no matter where you by digital, theres a risk outwith your control of losing access to that product.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

@GLOK1132  Absolute shit??? You must be playing the X1 version............................

mulder_000
mulder_000

@Hurvl @Martyr77  Me either.  I just cancelled my XBOX Live Gold Account.  PS+ I will keep since it delivers good games for ps3 and Vita.


PC games are cheaper and constantly on sale on Steam, GOG and elsewhere.  One can play Skyrim for years to come with all the mods.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@rheaburton That's why I prefer to buy from GoG, when both Steam and GoG have a game I want (which isn't that often). Like hell that I'll buy The Witcher 3 from Steam or any other CD Projekt game. I don't think Steam is going away in the near future, but there's still the possibility that it happens before I've had a chance to play through all of my games I bought on Steam sales.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@BravoOneActual @JustPlainLucasI bought a laptop for a thousand dollars (Sweden is expensive) to have as both an old-games-backlog machine and because it's easy take with me when I move out and 2,5 years later I can still find relatively new games to play. Being a laptop I can't upgrade it, but with my backlog I don't need to.

PenguinMasterI
PenguinMasterI

@EcksTheory Regardless of what is still available at this time the vast majority of PC games are download only and/or filled with DRM so they can all be removed at any time.


Any console games that are available on disc and don't require an internet connection will outlive us all. The millions of copies in existence ensure that each of those games will be around for decades if not centuries.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@somebodysilent @lonesamurai1 Than why did I buy all three, two of each one for me one for my son?

I just hate Microsoft and Sony's milking practices 

they're hardly two steps from EA.

PenguinMasterI
PenguinMasterI

@rad8045 What's your source? Obviously at this point no disc has been around for more than 32 years, but why are you certain they can't last much longer?

roman4545
roman4545

@lonesamurai1anything PS4 does PC does it 50X better, watching Blu-rays, gaming, Photoshop ooops! what was I thinking?

yup PC does everything and 100x better with chance of getting infected by a worm & virus... can a console do that... ooopss dont think so...  please... no matter how good your anti-virus is.. that virus CAN infected your little precious little box. Backup your files... yeah have fun doing this every single night about your precious data, homework and um... what else.. ahh gaming data.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@lonesamurai1 I don't know what "high-performance dual-core" means, my dual-core laptop is only at 2,3 GHz, but unless it has a demo I can just play the older Thiefs. I haven't tried them, got Thief 3 because of its demo.

rheaburton
rheaburton

The lowest settings are console equivalent.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@GLOK1132 @lonesamurai1@somebodysilent They took things away that PS3 did now how lame is that, not only are the graphics not near a"Supercharged PC" but some things it's predecessor did the newness won't. Did I mention there are already PC sales of Thief for as little as $34?

 It doesn't nearly do what a PC does by the way, anything PS4 does PC does it 50X better, watching Blu-rays, gaming, Photoshop ooops! what was I thinking?

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@somebodysilent @lonesamurai1 Hey I like consoles which is why I bought them but, they're a bit disappointing is all except for Wii U, I knew what I was getting when I bought it and it blows me away, the others need to do a lot more to convince me that it was a good purchase, because they feel rushed and unfinished.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@GLOK1132 @lonesamurai1 But it's a PC and you will start to get your money back when you start using Steam trust me on that, and it's more powerful than PS4 and you won't be stuck play Watch Dogs at 30fps either

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@GLOK1132 @lonesamurai1@somebodysilent No you use your TV, after all your being comparable to PS4 just use it as your living room Gaming PC for 1080p, and when SteamOS comes out, you know the Gaming-Centric PC OS dedicated only to gaming and is completely free you put it on there INSTEAD OF WINDOWS, YESSSSS!

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

@lonesamurai1 @GLOK1132@somebodysilent Most people need a laptop for work, and having a dedicated gaming PC is more than most people want.  The problem I have with PC "elitists" is that they go around comparing a $400 console to a $1000+ PC.  Of course the console is less powerful, it cost less than half the money.  To build a PC that is comparable to a PS4 would cost $550 without including a monitor.  So why not just get the PS4 and save the money.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@GLOK1132 @lonesamurai1@somebodysilent Screw a laptop they're not great for gaming, but that card is great bottom line and throws the cost topic out. PS4 is wholly disappointing TO ME and I'm not impressed at all, it's graphic capability is anemic and I personally expected more from them and it. 

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

@lonesamurai1 @GLOK1132@somebodysilentTrue, but most people have another PC for work or general use.  If you have an old desktop that you can upgrade for $200 then great.  But that can't be done with a laptop.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@somebodysilent @lonesamurai1When that card appeared on this site last week at least 10 people put together every component you'd need and the most expensive build was $800 and that had things that you didn't need, most of them where between $450 and $560 no more than that. 

If you stay along the lines of a PS4 build you hardly spend $500 on the whole PC. 

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@somebodysilent @lonesamurai1You're right, but the GTX 750 TI is the new PC Gaming catalyst for a cheap build with GREAT performance, beyond console specs for $150 it's simply a card that changes the whole landscape and ends the cost topic all together.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@somebodysilent @lonesamurai1 I don't know from that, but the current topic was cost and you thinking PC Gamers always have to upgrade their hardware and it's not just you I hear that from a lot of console gamers and it's just dead wrong. 

I am a person who KEEPS his hardware on the cutting edge yes, if you have the dough and your wife doesn't mind than you can do it, my wife does not mind,

hell she spends a ton on shoes and purses.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@supasonic02 @somebodysilent@lonesamurai1 No the games are completely playable with lower settings enabled, no problem at all. 

Playing games on laptops can be dicey but never desktop.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@somebodysilent @lonesamurai1 BUT you said "have to buy" that is wrong wrong wrong. You never have to upgrade unless you just want to, It depends on what graphic level a person wants their games to be, that's it. 

Building a Gaming PC is SUPER since Nvidia announced the GTX 750 TI cost is NO LONGER an issue or point at all since you cane build a new Gaming PC for no more than $550 or less and still have more graphic capability than the PS4 at 1080p or even cheaper this card is made so that you can take an older 3-4 year old PC stick that card in it and again have more graphic capability than PS4, now you can't get cheaper than that.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@somebodysilent @lonesamurai1 When a person chooses to upgrade their computer it is a choice not a requirement. Some people just don't understand this, IT IS A CHOICE TO UPGRADE YOUR PC NOT A REQUIREMENT. 

You can always play any game at either the minimum or in between high and low settings. Even if all you have now is a GTX 570 you can still play every game from the moment you bought that card til now without a hitch. 

Look at the requirements for Thief at minimum everyone has this - 

OS: Windows Vista with platform update
CPU: High-performance dual core CPU or quad core CPU
RAM: 4 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250

RobDev
RobDev

@lonesamurai1  really, there was a post a couple of days ago where you said you wouldn't buy a PS4. Me thinks you are full of shit, no surprise there.